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Aladdin Hotel
Aladdin Hotel
TitleAladdin Hotel
DescriptionPromotional postcard of the Aladdin Hotel
Historical ArticleThe 1932 promotional post card of the Aladdin Hotel -- the hotel with a personality -- was published in color, with automobiles on the street at 1215 Wyandotte, and planes flying over the hotel's rooftop.

The legend on the reverse side describes hotel facilities: Aladdin, Kansas City, Mo., 265 rooms -- 265 baths. Rates single, $2 to $3.50; kitchenette apartments, $75 per month. Roof garden. Dining, dancing and entertainment; AAA garage facilities; W.A. Ridgeway, manager.

Marie, who sent the card to Mrs. L.S. Taylor, Chula, Mo., wrote: Mom darling -- Just a line to let you know we are both fine, but so busy. We have a nice cool room in this hotel on the 14th floor. Will write later, Marie.

When the Aladdin Hotel was completed in 1925 it was considered one of the most luxurious hotels and the tallest building in Kansas City.

Recently the Aladdin was renamed Embassy on the Park after it had been completely renovated. Today there are new exterior windows throughout, new walls, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and electrical equipment. But some of the old features have been retained. The impressive stone and brick exterior is original, as are the imported black and gold marble pillars rising to the mezzanine balcony in the foyer.

Seven flags add color to the street level facade. They are those of the United States and Kansas City and the flags of nations in which Kansas City has sister cities -- Sierra Leone, Japan, Spain, Taiwan and Mexico.

An underground passage leads to the Municipal Auditorium underground parking.

Kansas City Times
April 23, 1982

AuthorRay, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Item TypePostcard
CollectionMrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
LocationSC58
SubjectHotels
Local SubjectAladdin Hotel
Digital FormatJPEG
Barcode20000550
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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